Please find details here.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL COMPETITORS TO READ.Peter Harris 4 Jun 2021 11:43 - updated by Peter Harris 4 Jun 2021 11:45
Photos from the Driffield Urban can be found on our Flickr Page at
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed spying on you all, mostly navigating with aplomb, but occasionally not so much!
A lot of work went into producing the map with special thanks to Bill Griffiths for the inital survey and regular updates as supplied by myself during the planning process, as well as to Brian Slater for skillfully manipulated said map into 3 event scales, 1:5,000 / 1:4,000 and 1:2,000
This was pretty standard Urban fair and dictated how I approached planning the courses. To get the best from the area my goal was to plan medium / long legs between the intersting bits giving maximum fun in the Sprinty sections of the map. There aren't any particulary classic long route choices to be had and so I attempted to keep the dead running to a minimum, the only exception being on A to D where to get the required length of course, the south west "interesting" bit had to be visited, resulting in a bit of a dead leg in and out of that area.
The other must was to make use of the town centre with it's numerous canopies and snickets, again, not as complex as some, but usable, none the less.
The weather was kind, the organisation, as is usually the case in HALO, was slick and efficient.
I'd also like to thank Mrs. Planner (Amanda) for getting up at an unearthly hour to drive me round putting out controls, and helping to gripple some rather large trees(!), also Brian Slater and Paul Simmons who took roughly half the controls for me to position in the early morning.
Starting and finishing in the park made most sense, and with our virgin organiser, Mr. David Jolly, negotiating helper parking and extra toilet facilities at Wolds Way To Health, I think we had a successful day.
Many thanks to all who came to help, run, and generally have a fun day out Urban Orienteering.
Brian Ward, Planner and Photographer :)Brian Ward 31 May 2021 18:15 - updated by Brian Ward 31 May 2021 19:22
The Poacher fixtures have been updated.
Unsurprisingly we have encountered one or two Permission restrictions which has led to a couple of changes.
POACHER 5 will now be held at Belvoir Park, Cleethorpes. (May 26th)
This is a tremendous Sprint area and there will be 3 courses all approx 1.9km. Short runners complete 1, Medium 2, Long all 3.
Further details will follow.
POACHER 6 will now be held at Normanby South (June 2nd) - this would have been the week before but they are constructing a new car park that week.
This will be 3 courses Short 1.5km, Medium 3km and Long 4.5km
Peter Harris 14 May 2021 19:50 - updated by Peter Harris 14 May 2021 20:01
Peter Harris 8 May 2021 11:26 - updated by Brian Ward 12 May 2021 21:15
Please note Route Gadget is now available for the Poacher Event at Hendale under the Results section.
Draw your route and compare...
Peter Harris 30 Apr 2021 17:57 - updated by Brian Ward 13 May 2021 10:42
HALO are now linked into maprun.uk which provides a quick and easy search facility for all UK MapRun events, activities, training and permanent courses.
The areas covered by HALO include East Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire.
Our very first "official" MapRun permanent course, at Victoria Dock, Hull, has it's own, automatically generated, link page at
If you want to find out what's happening locally, or even further afield, maprun.uk is the place to visit!
Brian Ward 22 Apr 2021 12:07 - updated by Brian Ward 13 May 2021 10:43
An updated version of MapRun6 for smartphone is now available via the various app. stores. Make sure that you upgrade your MapRun6 app. to enjoy the latest features.
The main upgrade for this update to MapRun6 can be found via
Brian Ward 21 Apr 2021 21:56 - updated by Brian Ward 13 May 2021 10:43
HALO's First Virtual Permanent Orienteering Course (MapRun) Risk Assessment
We are pleased to open our VPOC at Victoria Dock Village in Hull
We have set this course up primarily for personal training, and not for competition, and we have decided to keep it open for a substantial length of time so participants can go back and try to improve their time/fitness by either choosing a better route, by improving their map reading skills or by running faster or further. The course is open to anyone who wants to have a go (see advice below) as well as HALO Club Members.
This form of orienteering has no orange kites or control plaques but makes use of the GPS facility on modern smartphones. Participants download the MapRun6 app, available for both android and iPhone, download the map they need to their phone and print themselves a paper copy of the map. For more detailed instructions as to how to get going - and the paper map- click on the tabs below. If you have a suitable Garmin watch then advice as to how to set it up is on the tab as well and you will then have no need to take your phone out with you.
On the maps (phone and paper) we have indicated a Start/Finish but we have set the course up so you can choose to Start and Finish at any of the control sites that you want. (Start and Finish must be at the same control though). When you start the MapRun app will automatically designate your chosen starting control as the Start/Finish. It will also, change the Start/Finish showing on the phone map to be just another control that needs to be visited, but obviously we cannot change that on the paper map too! You need to visit all the controls to record a successful run on the MapRun server.
Naturally we want you to stay safe, cause no damage or upset the locals.
With that in mind there are some conditions that we need you to be aware of and agree to before you go out:
All current Covid-19 laws and Government advice should be followed
The course is not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s whilst they are are participating
These events take place on streets, footpaths and open places. Pay attention to the usual urban risks: traffic, slippery surfaces, blind corners, kerbs, etc and stay well clear of other people in the area
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the activity
Do not enter any Out of Bounds areas or enter private land. Out of Bounds areas are marked on the map with purple lines/hatching or purple crosses.
Anyone undertaking a VPOC (MapRun) is doing so in their own time and at their own risk. British Orienteering and Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) take no responsibility for any damage or injury whilst participating.
Paul Simmons 8 Mar 2021 13:41 - updated by Paul Simmons 1 Apr 2021 16:28
The HALO event online pre-entry system is now live and should be used for pre-entry to all our Events.
First you need to register with the system. For HALO members, just enter a short user id and password and then your BOF number, other details will be filled in from the member database.
For other BOF members you will also need to add a contact email address, and for non members the email address will be used to confirm when your registration has been activated.
For each household, only one registration is required, the principal, and other household members details can be added later. This helps us with Covid-19 distancing.
When entering you will need to specify a time slot and you should arrive ready to run at that time. No splits sheets or results displays will be available, but the HALO live results system will allow you to view the event as it progresses and PDF versions of your splits sheets will be available there too by selecting your name in the results.
You may view your outstanding balance, payment for event entries will be received from the principals by bank transfer from time to time, bank details will be on the entry web site.Pete Shew 4 Aug 2020 10:55 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:09
Many thanks to ESOC for producing this.
Our Events will follow a similar pattern - except we will be using SI boxes and kites at all control points and all BO members can enter.
Except for the Maprun Activities where the control points are virtual.
Plus date will change.....
But many of the principles are the same.
Peter Harris 31 Jul 2020 18:36 - updated by Peter Harris 13 Mar 2021 10:11
O`Briens fixture map